[CR](Chilling) evidence re: prison labor used for Italian bikes.


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To: prkbikes@bellsouth.net, CLassicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Date: Sun, 04 May 2008 17:32:49 -0400
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From: Dale Brown <oroboyz@aol.com>
Subject: [CR](Chilling) evidence re: prison labor used for Italian bikes.

For those who have not seen this sobering example:

http://www.classicrendezvous.com/Rarest/prison_bike.htm

Dale Brown Greensboro, North Carolina USA

-----Original Message----- From: Peter Koskinen <prkbikes@bellsouth.net> To: CLassicrendezvous@bikelist.org Sent: Sun, 4 May 2008 4:20 pm Subject: [CR]PRISON LABOUR

SNIP<?

Tom Dalton wrote:? ?
> First, you'll need to provide more than your say-so when you assert?
> that Chinese lightweights are being built by conscripts on forced?
> labor. I keep hearing this thrown around like truth, but I've never?
> heard of any reports from NGOs or the like shedding any light on this?
> practice. It just sounds like something grumpy old guys like us use?
> as a half-truth to discredit bikes we don't like, and in some cases?
> fear out of ignorance. Underpaid workers perhaps, but that rests on?
> all of our heads if we buy anything made in China, or virtually?
> anywhere else outside of the U.S., Canada, western Europe, Japan, and?
> a handful of other places.? ?

Rumor has it that certain Italian marques used prison labor during the?

bike-boom years (late 60s to late 70s).? ?

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-- John Thompson (john@os2.dhs.org)?

Appleton WI USA? ?

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WOULD THAT BE TORPADO"S?? ?

PETER REID KOSKINEN?

CHAPEL HILL, NC, 27516, USA?

prkbikes@bellsouth.net?
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